Monday, September 16, 2013

Bubbly- an app that lets you share your voice with the world..and more

Just recently, I opened a Bubbly account after I heard great things about it from blogger friends Noemi and Jim Paredes. At first I thought it was just another nice medium for social networking that had an audio component. But today, I learned it had the potential for doing more.

But I am getting ahead of myself.

Let me tell you first what Bubbly is.

Bubbly is a voice app. It's sort of a hybrid between Twitter and Instagram. Like Twitter which has a limit of 140 characters, it's got a 90 second limit to audio recording. And while its picture quality is nowhere near Instagram's with all its filter options, Bubbly is handy as a talk-and-publish-on-the-fly app, just like Instagram which lets you snap a picture and post immediately.

It's so simple to record anything. Just pull down on the bottom icon with the microphone and there is a 3-2-1 countdown before the recording starts. At any time, if you make a mistake, you can start over. For iOS devices, click the "x" on the upper lefthand corner. For Android devices, just click the "back" key. Before posting, you can also use the SHARE icon to post to Facebook and Twitter. Sharing can also be done even after the post is published.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Enlight KiddieTab Prepares Young Kids for School

At a recent lunch at Guevara's with the SoMoms, we were introduced to a new, Philippine-made Android tablet made for kids aged 3-8 years old which was just recently introduced into the market - the Enlight KiddieTab.

Ergonomically designed, the Enlight KiddieTab is an 8-inch, HD-capable multi-touch Android tablet. The first thing I noticed was that it was covered in a yellow silicone non-toxic, ruggedized cover that gave a good grip to the tablet all over - perfect for small hands.